Engagement


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Shanell Bledsoe is a wedding, boudoir, and lifestyle portrait photographer based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Travel for destinations
weddings and portrait sessions is available and encouraged. Shanell is also a proud member of the Professional Photographers of America.


April 19, 2017
Black wrought iron gazebo at Cheekwood engagement session

Stephanie + Sumeeth’s Nashville Engagement Photo Session at Marathon Music Works and Cheekwood Botanical Gardens

Ahhh Nashville. It still feels like home. I’m so excited to be photographing Stephanie and Sumeeth’s wedding next month! It will be my first Indian wedding […]
April 8, 2017
wedding at historic southern railway station in knoxville tn

Preview – Blaze & Josh’s wedding at the Historic Southern Railway Station

In honor of Blaze’s birthday, here’s a little preview of her and Josh’s wedding at the Historic Southern Railway Station in Knoxville. I’ll post a full blog […]
January 9, 2017
valentine's day boudoir photo photography sessions in knoxville tn classy sexy lingerie

Mini Boudoir Sessions Booking Now in Knoxville – The Perfect Gift for your Valentine

Ahhh Valentine’s Day. It’s closer than you think! If you are like me, coming up with the perfect, romantic gift for your sweetheart is about as […]
January 6, 2017
Newborn baby photographer photos in Knoxville TN

Baby’s First Snow – Knoxville Newborn Photographer

“Thank goodness for the first snow. It was a reminder – no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen – things could still […]
November 9, 2016
First look bride and groom at World's Fair Site in Knoxville wedding

From DC to Knoxville: Lisa & Chris’s wedding at The Sunsphere and The Southern Depot

Lisa and Chris live in D.C. but wanted to submerse their family and friends in Knoxville’s uniqueness, so they chose the iconic Sunsphere for their wedding […]
October 5, 2016
Senior portraits photos with cheerleader hair bows at Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville

Maddie’s Senior Portraits at Ijams – Sneak peek

Sweet Maddie wanted a woodsy, outdoor look for her senior photos so we chose Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville as the backdrop. We were shooting her portraits […]
September 19, 2016
One year old triplets family photos in Knoxville

The 3 P’s are 1 year old!

Wow time flies! It seems like these kiddos were just born and now they are rockin’ out their triplet 1 year photos with huge grins, giggles, […]
September 16, 2016
Bride walking with bridesmaids in pink at Hunter Valley Farm

Pretty in Pink Wedding at Hunter Valley Farm – Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Faith & Zach’s Wedding at Hunter Valley Farm in Knoxville, Tennessee Faith and Zach’s summer wedding at The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm had some of […]

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April 19, 2017
Black wrought iron gazebo at Cheekwood engagement session

Stephanie + Sumeeth’s Nashville Engagement Photo Session at Marathon Music Works and Cheekwood Botanical Gardens

Ahhh Nashville. It still feels like home. I’m so excited to be photographing Stephanie and Sumeeth’s wedding next month! It will be my first Indian wedding […]
May 2, 2016
Farm, flower, field, engagement, photos, white pine, knoxville, tn, wedding

Faith & Zach – Farm Engagement Photo Session in White Pine, TN

When Faith said she and fiance, Zach would like to do their engagement photos at her family’s vacation property in White Pine, TN, I was thrilled! I […]
April 18, 2016
Marriage proposal at Clarence Brown Theatre, UT, Knoxville wedding photograher

Taylor said yes! Marriage proposal at Clarence Brown Theatre

It’s not often that I get to photograph an actual proposal, so I jumped at the chance when I got the call. Derrick brought Taylor on […]
November 24, 2015
Fall autumn engagement photo session at Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville, TN by Shanell Bledsoe Photography. Plum, green, pink

Abby + Tyler . Fall Engagement Photo Session in Knoxville, TN . Ijams Nature Center .

I loved Abby and Tyler’s color choices of green, pink, and plum for their fall engagement photos at Ijams Nature Center. Not that I’m trying to […]
August 12, 2015
retro comic book theme engagement photo session in Knoxville, TN, graffiti, gotham, shanell bledsoe photography

Courtney & Caleb’s retro comic book themed engagement photo session ~ Knoxville wedding photographer

So there’s something to note about me. When you say you’re having a “retro comic book themed wedding,” I’m in. I’m like, all in. These two […]
December 9, 2014
Fall, sunset engagement photos in Jonesborough, TN by Bledsoe Photography

Kellie & Nic ~ Jonesborough, TN Engagement Photo Session ~ Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Kellie & Nic live in Johnson City, TN, and wanted to have their engagement photos taken in nearby Jonesborough, Tennessee’s oldest town.  I had never been […]
October 9, 2014

Chelsea + Nick’s engagement session on the lake ~ Knoxville engagement photography

My job basically rocks. While I knew that already, it is especially fun when I can “work” on a sunny afternoon at the lake.  Chelsea & […]
June 23, 2014

Lacey + Patrick ~ Knoxville Engagement session: Guitars, rock stars, and a really cute kid.

My engagement session with Patrick, Lacey & her little man, Caden, took us from a beautiful field in East Knoxville to the Tennessee Theatre to the alleyways […]